Appointments – June 2008
By Canadian Packaging StaffGeneral Alcoa Cognex Cortegra Group Dow Chemical Georgia-Pacific Heidelberg Michelman Pamarco Global Graphics Plasport Schneider Electric Thin Metal Parts Unisource Worldwide
Atlanta, Ga.-headquartered anilox supplier Pamarco Global Graphics has appointed Dave McBeth as vice-president of sales and general manager of the company’s Canadian operations in Vaughan, Ont., responsible for increasing Parmaco’s presence in the Canadian flexographic printing market.
French automation technologies and power control products group Schneider Electric has appointed Chris Curtis—former president of Schneider Electric Canada and Schneider Electric U.S.—as president and chief executive officer of the company’s North American operating division.
Unisource Worldwide, Inc., Norcross, Ga.-headquartered distributor of paper, packaging and facility supplies, has appointed Mike Stolzer as regional packaging segment vice-president for the central region.
Thin Metal Parts, Colorado Springs, Co.-based manufacturer of thin metal, glass and Mylar products for the medical, industrial automation, automotive, consumer products and electronics industries, has appointed Jeremy Hancock as product marketing manager.
Pittsburgh, Pa.-headquartered global aluminum products conglomerate Alcoa Inc. has appointed Klaus Kleinfeld—former president of the industrial electronics giant Siemens AG—as the company’s new president and chief executive officer to replace Alain Belda in both positions, with Belda staying on to serve as Alcoa’s chairman of the board.
Atlanta, Ga.-headquartered paper products group Georgia-Pacific has appointed Patrick Smorch as director of packaging sustainability, with added responsibilities for implementing the company’s Packaging Systems Optimization (PSO) program—a five-step process designed to optimize a client company’s packaging supply chain from package design and shelf impact to line productivity, material handling and distribution.
Cognex Corporation, designer and manufacturer of machine vision systems and sensors headquartered in Natick, Mass., has appointed Justin Testa as executive vice-president.
Pharmaceutical packaging products manufacturer Cortegra Group, Inc. of Parssipany, N.J., a Menasha Corporation subsidiary specializing in pharmaceutical labels, inserts and outserts, flexible packaging and folding cartons, has appointed Lisa Kasica as the company’s customer relations manager.